“ I am the Cat who walks by himself, and all places are alike to me.
— Rudyard Kipling, from “The Cat That Walked by Himself: And Other Stories”

posted : Friday, April 18th, 2014

Anna Akhmatova, “AH, YOU THOUGHT”

Ah, you thought I’d be the type
You could forget,
And that praying and sobbing, I’d throw myself
Under the hooves of a bay.

Or I would beg from the witches
Some kind of root in charmed water
And send you a terrible gift-
My intimate, scented handkerchief.

Damned if I will. Neither by glance nor by groan
Will I touch your cursed soul,
But I vow to you by the garden of angels,
By the miraculous icon I vow
And by the fiery passion of our nights-
I will never return to you.

posted : Thursday, April 17th, 2014

“The painful indifference toward our feelings that characterizes any commodity doesn’t exist in a good artwork. The artwork is a thing that responds to the feelings of everyone, that allows people who are not artists to perceive the world as artists do, as a continuous and difficult dialogue with objects, memories, sensations, possibilities, and interdictions. If these “things” have any power, besides their crazy price, it is a power to confusedly communicate something about this other world where life and intelligence shape objects, whereas in capitalism it is usually the other way around.”

— Claire Fontaine (via swanfucker)

(Source: lazz)

posted : Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

reblogged from : LEDA

“ So much has changed. And still, you are fortunate:
the ideal burns in you like a fever.
Or not like a fever, like a second heart.
— Louise Glück, October (Averno)

(Source: Ifveniceissinking)

posted : Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

reblogged from : saturn rising

untrustyou:

Karborn
Evidence of Time Travel IV

untrustyou:

Karborn

Evidence of Time Travel IV

posted : Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

reblogged from : But I could not think of what.

“ To be sure, it takes a stronger gaze and a better will to further that which is evolving and imperfect, rather than to penetrate its imperfection and reject it.
— Friedrich Nietzsche (via randomglory)

(Source: thusspokefriedrichnietzsche)

posted : Monday, April 14th, 2014

reblogged from : words

“ Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but antipolitical, perhaps the most powerful of all antipolitical forces.
— Hannah Arendt (via fernsandmoss)

posted : Sunday, April 13th, 2014

reblogged from : linzo

“…the greatest thing by far is to be a master of metaphor. It is the one thing that cannot be learnt from others; and it is also a sign of genius, since a good metaphor implies an intuitive perception of the similarity in dissimilars.”

— Aristotle, Poetics, 1459a
(tweety007 via wanderingwithhisshadow)

posted : Sunday, April 13th, 2014

reblogged from : Dis An Dat

“ These are the soul’s changes. I don’t believe in ageing. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism.
— Virginia Woolf, from her diaries

posted : Friday, April 11th, 2014

“Having seen how lucidly and logically certain madmen
justify their lunatic ideas to themselves and to others,
I can never again be sure of the lucidness of my lucidity”

— Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet
    (tweety007 via fuckyeahexistentialism)

posted : Friday, April 11th, 2014

reblogged from : Dis An Dat